SWILLINGTON INGS BIRD GROUP

… All 2017 Sightings

Sightings for March

Over 300 Whooper Swans passed through on several days, with nine Greenland White-fronted Geese from 2nd to 18th. A Common Scoter dropped in behind Astley Lake on 28th. The Scaup at Skelton Lake and Long-tailed Duck at St. Aidan’s were present throughout and the Great White Egret dropped in on a few days.

Merlins were near Skelton Lake on 3rd and 26th and at St. Aidan’s on 30th. Avocets returned from 22nd and Little Ringed Plover from 23rd, a Ruff on 22nd, with a Knot on 23rd, Black-tailed Godwit on 11th and two Grey Plovers from 25th to 27th. There were singles Glaucous Gull on 2nd, Iceland Gull on 5th, Caspian Gull on 18th, Yellow-legged Gull on 27th and two Kittiwakes at Astley Lake on 18th.

A Common Tern at St. Aidan’s on 28th seems to be the earliest in the country, with a Sandwich Tern at Astley Lake on 30th. A Lesser Spotted Woodpecker was in Temple Newsam on a few days early in the month, and up to 28 Waxwings were still in Swillington village to 4th. A Rock Pipit was on the Main Lake on 25th, with several Water Pipits still throughout. Bearded Tits started to be seen from 5th and the Brambling reappeared near Methley Copse on 23rd.

 

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Species Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Mute Swan N X X                  
Whooper Swan N X X                  
Bewick’s Swan N                      
Bean Goose   N                    
Pink-footed Goose N X X                  
White-fronted Goose N X X                  
Greylag Goose N X X                  
Canada Goose N X X                  
Barnacle Goose N X X                  
SheIduck N X X                  
Wigeon N X X                  
Gadwall N X X                  
Teal N X X                  
Mallard N X X                  
Pintail N X X                  
Shoveler N X X                  
Pochard N X X                  
Tufted Duck N X X                  
Scaup N X X                  
Common Scoter     N                  
Long-tailed Duck N X X                  
Goldeneye N X X                  
Smew   N                    
Goosander N X X                  
Red-legged Partridge N X X                  
Grey Partridge N X X                  
Pheasant N X X                  
Cormorant N X X                  
Bittern N X X                  
Little Egret N X X                  
Great White Egret N X X                  
Grey Heron N X X                  
Little Grebe N X X                  
Great Crested Grebe N X X                  
Black-necked Grebe N X X                  
Red Kite N X X                  
Marsh Harrier N X X                  
Sparrowhawk N X X                  
Buzzard N X X                  
Water Rail N X                    
Moorhen N X X                  
Coot N X X                  
Avocet     N                  
Oystercatcher N X X                  
Golden Plover N X X                  
Grey Plover     N                  
Lapwing N X X                  
Ringed Plover     N                  
Little Ringed Plover     N                  
Curlew N X X                  
Black-tailed Godwit N   X                  
Knot     N                  
Ruff     N                  
Dunlin N X X                  
Green Sandpiper N X X                  
Redshank N X X                  
Jack Snipe N X                    
Woodcock N   X                  
Snipe N X X                  
Sandwich Tern     N                  
Common Tern     N                  
Kittiwake   N X                  
Black-headed Gull N X X                  
Common Gull N X X                  
Lesser Black-backed Gull N X X                  
Herring Gull N X X                  
Caspian Gull     N                  
Iceland Gull N X X                  
Glaucous Gull N   X                  
Great Black-backed Gull N X X                  
Stock Dove N X X                  
Wood Pigeon N X X                  
Collared Dove N X X                  
Barn Owl N X X                  
Little Owl N X X                  
Tawny Owl N X X                  
Long-eared Owl N X X                  
Short-eared Owl N X X                  
Kingfisher N X X                  
Green Woodpecker N X X                  
Great Spotted Woodpecker N X X                  
Lesser Spotted Woodpecker     N                  
Kestrel N X X                  
Merlin     N                  
Peregrine N X X                  
Jay N X X                  
Magpie N X X                  
Jackdaw N X X                  
Rook N X X                  
Carrion Crow N X X                  
Goldcrest N X X                  
Blue Tit N X X                  
Great Tit N X X                  
Coal Tit N X X                  
Willow Tit N X X                  
Marsh Tit   N                    
Bearded Tit     N                  
Skylark N X X                  
Sand Martin     N                  
Swallow     N                  
Cetti’s Warbler   N                    
Long-tailed Tit N X X                  
Chiffchaff N X X                  
Willow Warbler     N                  
Blackcap     N                  
Waxwing   N X                  
Nuthatch N X X                  
Treecreeper N X X                  
Wren N X X                  
Starling N X X                  
Blackbird N X X                  
Fieldfare N X X                  
Song Thrush N X X                  
Redwing N X X                  
Mistle Thrush N X X                  
Robin N X X                  
Stonechat N X X                  
Wheatear     N                  
Dunnock N X X                  
House Sparrow N X X                  
Tree Sparrow N X X                  
Grey Wagtail N X X                  
Pied Wagtail N X X                  
Meadow Pipit N X X                  
Rock Pipit     N                  
Water Pipit N X X                  
Brambling N   X                  
Chaffinch N X X                  
Bullfinch N X X                  
Greenfinch N X X                  
Linnet N X X                  
Lesser Redpoll N X X                  
Goldfinch N X X                  
Siskin N X X                  
Yellowhammer N X X                  
Reed Bunting N X X                  
                         
Monthly total 111 112 129 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
New birds (N) 111 6 19 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
                         
Cumulative total for year 111 117 136 136 136 136 136 136 136 136 136 136
                         
Sub-species/races                        
Continental Cormorant X X                    
                         
                         
Awaiting description/decision                        
                         
                         
Escapes                        
                         
                         
                         
New birds (N) 111 6 19 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
New birds 2016 109 5 13 22 10 2 2 4 2 4 2 2
New birds 2015 106 4 14 32 6 0 2 4 3 4 1 0
New birds 2014 108 5 16 25 12 3 2 4 3 0 3 1
New birds 2013 114 5 7 32 6 1 2 2 4 6 3 0
New birds 2012 108 12 14 22 8 1 1 3 1 2 4 0
New birds 2011 112 4 9 29 12 0 1 1 6 3 1 0
New birds 2010 105 4 14 26 6 1 1 3 7 5 2 2
New birds 2009 103 7 10 30 10 1 2 1 2 0 0 1
New Birds 2008 102 11 7 28 7 1 0 3 3 1 4 1
                         
Cumulative total for year 111 117 136 136 136 136 136 136 136 136 136 136
Cumulative total 2016 109 114 127 149 159 161 163 167 169 173 175 177
Cumulative total 2015 106 110 124 156 162 162 164 168 171 175 176 176
Cumulative total 2014 108 113 129 154 166 169 171 175 178 178 181 182
Cumulative total 2013 114 119 126 158 164 165 167 169 173 179 182 182
Cumulative total 2012 108 120 134 156 164 165 166 169 170 172 176 176
Cumulative total 2011 112 116 125 154 166 166 167 171 177 180 181 181
Cumulative total 2010 105 109 123 149 155 156 157 160 167 172 174 176
Cumulative total 2009 103 110 120 150 160 161 163 164 166 166 166 167
Cumulative total 2008 102 113 120 148 155 156 156 159 162 163 167 168

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